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Valcke: Qatar can host World Cup in 8 stadiums

Updated: May 3, 2013, 8:45 AM ET
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says Qatar can stage the 2022 World Cup in eight stadiums, despite the 12-venue plan required when bidding.

Valcke tells The Associated Press that ongoing talks with Qatar "will be pragmatic and we will find the right number."

Last month, an American investment bank revealed after meeting Qatar's organizing committee that fewer stadiums were being considered. Bank of America Merrill Lynch told investors that 12 could push ...

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